Whitefellas (are) dreaming

It’s been a while since I posted, so perhaps this is a bit strong a way to start things up again, but here we go. I’ve watched things play out over the past few weeks, thinking that I won’t comment because no one can speak with authority on something that they haven’t experienced. Yet it…

I know you are, but what am I?

Newspapers, TV & the interwebz have been saturated the last fortnight with the fallout from Prime Minister Gillard’s spectacular smackdown on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. So much so, I was going to let it pass without comment. But as things appear to have kicked off again, I wanted to weigh in on one thing in particular. Apologies to anyone living…

Five fave fictional leaders

After my post on fictional vs. real politicans, I got to thinking about my favourite fictional leaders. Note: I said favourite – not ‘best’ or ‘greatest’. Not all on my list are great leaders, or inspiring…or even nice. Some I love because they aren’t any of those things. So my five may have been different…

They’re pollies Jim, but not as we know ’em.

Here’s a question: Do politicians crush on their fictional counterparts in the same way us ordinary folk do?  If they can see themselves the way we do, they surely must, right? I recently finished watching The West Wing again from the beginning – in part because I believe one must relive the fictional Bartlet presidency regularly…

Kicking against the pricks*

The past few months have not been the most uplifting for many Queenslanders. Writers have seen the Premier’s Literary Awards scrapped, public servants watch and wait to see where the axe will fall, and the LGBT community has been on the receiving end of an almost weekly ’f**k you!’ from the State Government. What has…

Newspaper love: in all its forms

It would seem that there are many who took peculiar enjoyment in yesterday’s announcement by Fairfax. People who in all likelihood don’t read the Fairfax papers unless it’s to rail about articles by ‘latte lefties’ in online forums. Others are whining about paywalls or the fact their paper will be shrinking in size. I can only…